New Webinar “Walking and Walkability Campaigns”
Date: Monday, August 29th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern
Webinar Title: Walking and Walkability Campaigns
About the Webinar
You know we need to increase walking and improve walkability; … you’ve developed leadership, coalition-building, and communication skills; … you understand the built-environment components of a walkable community and how to interact with the public policy system to create change. The final piece of the puzzle is to design and implement a successful campaign – but how do you set the goals, plan your strategies, agree on a timeline, and then adapt when things don’t go the way you expect?
These questions and more will be answered by experienced campaigners and Walking College Mentors, Lisa Quinn and Jim Stone in this, the final webinar in the Walking College series. Lisa will describe Feet First’s annual Walktober Challenge – a communication and engagement campaign designed to get people walking and thinking about walkability. And Jim will discuss the recent campaign to convince the Mayor and City Council of San Diego to adopt a Vision Zero policy and implementation strategy. Both will be available to answer your individual questions about campaigns.
About the Presenters
For more than 20 years, Lisa Quinn has managed transportation programs for businesses, non-governmental organizations, and universities, with a focus on social marketing. Since 2008, she has served as Executive Director of Feet First, a non-profit based in Seattle and working across the state of Washington to promote walking and walkable communities. Previously, Lisa was the Rideshare Program Manager for San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, and Program Manager for Better Environmentally Sound Transportation in Vancouver, Canada. While at the University of Washington, she managed marketing and program development for the transportation department’s award winning U-PASS program. Lisa is a Mentor with America Walks’ Walking College and a board member with Historic South Downtown in Seattle.
Jim Stone is the Executive Director of Circulate San Diego, an organization that advances mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods throughout the San Diego region. With a background in biology, he brings an ecological perspective to the issue of transportation, tying together the impact of walkable, transit-oriented communities on the environment, human health, social justice and the economy. Jim earned a BS in biology from Southern Connecticut State University and an MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. He is a Mentor for the Walking College and a Board Member of California Walks. Jim lives in La Mesa, where he is the Chairperson of the Environmental Sustainability Commission.
With thanks: We are grateful to the Centers for Disease Control, American Public Health Association, New Jersey Department of Health, and Every Body Walk! Collaborative for sponsoring this program.